John Berry is an accomplished senior executive, consultant, and advocate for those in need. With extensive experience in the nonprofit sector, he has led high-impact organizations that have made an incredible difference in the lives of individuals and families impacted by poverty. After serving as the CEO of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia for 14 years, John retired in 2020 to found Berry Consulting Solutions, LLC, where he continues to work with organizations to help them create strategic alliances, develop board governance policies, and facilitate cultural change processes. John is also a widely recognized speaker, facilitator, and trainer, with a wealth of knowledge on issues related to children, families, and marginalized communities.
John's professional journey began in the commercial nuclear power industry, where he studied nuclear engineering and built a successful career holding senior management positions at Fortune 100 companies in the nuclear power, environmental engineering, and high technology sectors. He is a graduate of Kennesaw State University, the University of Idaho, and several executive education programs at prestigious institutions such as Harvard Business School and Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
As a vocal advocate for those in need, John is passionate about driving national, state, and local efforts to combat poverty, dependence, and inequality. He has worked with Congress and the Georgia State Legislature on a broad range of issues related to poverty and social justice, and his leadership has had a significant impact on the lives of individuals and families across the state.
Overall, John's extensive experience, expertise, and skills make him a valuable asset to any organization seeking to create meaningful change in the world.